Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Pain Management Pain Management en-us Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:28:42 UTC Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:28:42 UTC Neuropathic Pain: A Glimpse Inside the Unabating Affliction Originating from damage within nerve cells themselves, neuropathic pain is often complex, with many treatment challenges. 9:00 AM, Tue March 20, 2018 Best Practices in Transforming Chronic Pain Care The number of opioids prescribed in the Untied States was approximately 3 times as high in 2015 as it was in 1999. 12:00 PM, Sun March 11, 2018 FDA OKs Non-Opioid Pain Patch for Post-Herpetic Neuralgia The FDA approved ZTlido (lidocaine topical system) 1.8% for the treatment of pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHA), which is caused by shingles. 4:37 PM, Wed February 28, 2018 FDA Approves Short-Term Acute Pain Management Drug Kempharma introduces newly approved pain management drug and warns of risk for addiction. 8:00 AM, Sat February 24, 2018 Surgeons Play Key Role in Reducing Post-Surgery Opioid Dependency One in 7 patients who have had lung surgery become persistent opioid users, data note.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; 11:20 AM, Wed February 7, 2018 Opinion: A Reaction to DEA's Efforts to Target Pharmacies with 'Unusual' Opioid Prescription Rates Although it is unclear what constitutes “unusual or disproportionate,” such phrases are particularly disturbing when we realize that the regulation of medical practice is a traditional state function, not a federal one. 2:56 AM, Mon February 5, 2018 The Benefits of Integrating Pharmacists into Surgical Patient Education Surgical patients can exhibit anxiety about the medications they will be started on following surgery. Pharmacists are in a position to address those concerns to the benefit of all. 9:00 AM, Wed January 31, 2018 Migraine Headache: A Look at Current Treatments and the Pipeline Migraine is a condition characterized mainly by severe and recurrent headaches. Approximately 12% of the general population experiences migraines, with a higher frequency in women than men. 1:00 PM, Tue January 30, 2018 Pharmacists' Role in the Management of Perioperative Analgesia More than 75% of patients who undergo surgery experience moderate to severe acute postoperative pain that begins immediately following surgery and may extend beyond hospital discharge. 7:00 AM, Wed January 24, 2018 Opioid Agonists, Partial Agonists, Antagonists: Oh My! A look at the different receptor bindings that affect analgesic effect. 8:00 AM, Sat January 6, 2018 Digital Pills Track Patient Dosing and Combat Opioid Addiction Those familiar with the technology hope that the concept will develop enough that it can be integrated into daily life, as with an Apple Watch or a smartphone. 10:08 PM, Tue January 2, 2018 Sublocade for Opioid Use Disorder: What Pharmacists Should Know This article highlights several key therapeutics areas with Sublocade that every pharmacist should know. 11:01 PM, Mon January 1, 2018 Appropriate Gabapentin Dosing for Neuropathic Pain The established therapeutic dosing for gabapentin in neuropathic pain is 1800-3600 mg/day in 3 divided doses in patients with normal renal function. 10:09 PM, Tue December 19, 2017 Fosfomycin Use Fosfomycin (Monurol) is an antibiotic that uses a unique mechanism of action to establish its bactericidal activity. 5:00 PM, Thu November 30, 2017 Breakthrough Cancer Pain When available treatment guidelines for patients with cancer are followed, 70% to 90% can achieve adequate pain relief. 9:38 AM, Thu November 30, 2017 What Pharmacists Need to Know About Limbrel The FDA is investigating the medical food product for serious adverse effects. A pharmacist can convey this information to patients. 9:00 AM, Mon November 27, 2017 Happy Feet: Take the Pain Out of Standing All Day Here are ways for pharmacists to relieve foot and leg aches after a long shift. 10:50 PM, Thu November 16, 2017 Understanding Total Patient Picture Central to Designing Targeted Treatments Genome sequencing may be fundamental to eventually offering precision medicine to patients with rheumatoid disease, but it will only reveal part of the patient&rsquo;s health story. 9:40 AM, Sat November 11, 2017 Scientific Community Continues Searching for Answers to Cannabinoid Questions State and local marijuana laws continue to evolve toward legalization much faster than the scientific community can collect the data to help society weigh the health, safety, and ethical ramifications of these new laws. 10:45 AM, Wed November 8, 2017 Increased Health Care Provider Education Needed to Reduce Opioid Prescribing for Juvenile Fibromyalgia The findings demonstrated that female gender, older age, and Caucasian race were the most likely predictors of opioid use in patients with JFMS.&nbsp; 11:23 AM, Tue November 7, 2017